April 10, 2009

Trungpa Rinpoche’s Cabin at Shambhala Mountain Center is Destroyed by Fire

Image via Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar.

Tenpa at Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar points us to the news the “Prajna” cabin (pictured above), the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s home at Shambhala Mountain Center, and the occaisonal residence of his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “burned to the ground in an early morning fire yesterday, April 7, 2009.”  Shambhala News has more details, including the following statement from the Sakyong:

This fire, and the complete devastation of the residence, has come as a shock to us all. Many practitioners have come to Prajna to serve in the court, to meet me, to attend special events and to be part of the many celebrations that have been hosted there. So it is associated with many fond and moving memories in all our minds. Both Khandro-la and I have the community at Shambhala Mountain Center very much in our hearts at this time, and appreciate their valiant efforts through the night. At the same time, this is a moment to reflect on how we move forward from here, recognizing the potent truth of impermanence, and turning our minds to what is now needed to provide an appropriate lineage seat at this vital centre in our mandala.

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